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Saturday, February 11, 2006

literati davebertus

For interests sake, here are the books we are in the midst of reading at the moment...

- What's the Matter with Kansas ? by Thomas Frank
- War by Gwyn Dyer
- Alberta Politics Uncovered: Taking Back our Province by Marc Lisac
- The Return of the Trojan Horse: Alberta and the New World (Dis)Order edited by Trevor W. Harrison
- Citizens Plus: Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian State by Alan C. Cairns
- Whose North: Political Change, Political Development, and Self-Government in the Northwest Territories by Mark Dickerson
- Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken, Amoury Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins.
- Jarhead by Anthony Swofford
- Excuse Us! Herr Schicklgruber by Clifford Chadderton.


Emilio said...

I've read excerpts of Whats the matter with Kansas. It seemed pretty interesting. I forgot about it till you mentioned it. It'll be hard to crack that state. I should know, I lived in Kansas City for 8 months. However things do change over time. Alberta one day might vote Liberal (SHUDDER). I think that the Dems might have a shot at Congress or the White House this year or 2008 if they unite with a simple plan like Gringrich's Contract with America. B/c the Republicans are what the federal Liberals are, arrogant and disorganized and corrupt. Harper did this same strategy. 5 key priorities instead of like 50 for Paul Martin and they all were hard to understand. I hope the Dems put up someone who isn't a pussy or boring like Jonh Kerry. I'm all for Wesley Clark if he runs god-willing. We're gonna be in war for awhile now I think and we need a 4 star General as commander in chief. Please let me know how that book on Alberta politcs uncovered is. I might buy it if its that good.

Jim said...

What's The Matter With Kansas is excellent--but then again, I only got through the first three chapters on a flight to New York City before I had to put it down. It got a little depressing and bleak. I'll pick it up again soon when I have some time--one could do a paper comparing the author's thesis to Alberta politics (something I'm considering if I get the opportunity).

Jim said...

I think Wes Clark is awesome, too, Emil, but the party seems to be coalescing around some kind of H. Clinton/M. Warner/R. Feingold battle. I just hope to God that it's not Hillary.

Keegan said...

I recently finished reading "Breakfast of Champions" by Kurt Vonnegut which was an excellent read. While not as political/philosophical as most of my reads, it was nonetheless a very interesting and engaging novel about small town USA and the struggle with racism, sexism and self-identity. Heavily recommended.

Nastyboy said...

War by Gwyn Dyer is a great book. For a Navy boy he did a great job of telling the story of us grunts.